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Three more trash bags of clothing culled from the wardrobe with Dee​’s help. She even offered to be a love & take it away with her (for offering to friends in similar size ranges & eventual deposit into clothing recycling location of her choice).

Now I just need to be Thoughtful about all future incoming clothing purchases.

Plus, I have about ten things to list on Trademe.

Also sold on Trademe in the last week:

  • A lovely wooden breadbin that successfully attracted clutter and was never successfully used for the storage of bread
  • 14 unused (and a brand I really disliked) gel polishes
  • two bras with matching underwear – underwear brand new, bras worn once or twice
  • Two sets of fake nails that I’d acquired as freebies

Running total: 300/365

Originally published at kiwi geek. You can comment here or there.

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The study has been problematic for a long time. A year or so back, we evicted all the cardboard boxes that used to house parts we no longer own (as my beloved is a member of the school “don’t throw ANYTHING away in case it’s useful”.

Yesterday, he woke up with the LET’S CLEAN THE STUDY bug.

Three trash bags of misc.stuff later…

  • The desks have been emptied, sorted, misc cables rolled up & put away
  • The cable drawers were emptied, misc crap thrown out – why did we still have serial cables? Eight USB/PS-2 adapters? A Playstation->USB adapter for a dance mat I haven’t owned in five years?
  • Cardboard boxes were labelled (ie: headsets/mice, optical media, cable ties & velcro)
  • Old books were thrown away – Windows 2000 / Fedora 4, my old Uni textbooks, etc
  • A new printer was installed, the one with a dead network jack was removed, and the horrible HP that Tobes bought without doing enough research has been disposed of violently
  • Why does the study contain eight laptop bags, none of which we use?

Basically, YOU CAN GET INTO THE CLOSET NOW and access the filing cabinet and cable drawers and ALL THE THINGS and it’s TIDY.

Running total: 200/365

Originally published at kiwi geek. You can comment here or there.

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I’m SO BAD at uncluttering my wardrobe. I have great intentions, but then do the inevitable “but what if I get rid of X then NEEED it?”

Especially if I’ve been reining in my spending, because then it’s compounded by “what if I neeeed it and can’t buyyy it???”

The answer of course is “you have about forty thousand other options, suck it up and get rid of the things you haven’t worn in a year or more, silly.” Excluding special items like my corsets or wedding dress, obviously. It’s totally a firstworldproblem.

So, Toby has made HUGE strides in the laundry lately, and we’ve had issues where alll the clean things no longer fit in the wardrobe/closet/dressers. Clearly, the answer is “get rid of things you don’t need/want/wear any more”. Logical, yes, easy for me to do, no.

Someone suggested that if I donated my clothes, rather than holding onto them in a “not wearing but Just in Case” pile, I might find it easier to get rid of things. Sure enough, it has helped.

A friend went through the discards for herself, and I’ve packaged up the rest to go to a local dropoff point for a local Women’s Refuge. With the goal of a good home in mind, I indeed found it much easier to get rid of things, as opposed to dropping items into the bins at the supermarket.

And I kept adding more things as I packed up the pile & remembered stashes of things that I could discard.

It's all in my boot, ready for donation tomorrow.

Running total: 165/365

Originally published at kiwi geek. You can comment here or there.

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